All students, entering grades 9-12, will be required to complete summer reading assignments. All students enrolled in an English class are required to read one novel. All students enrolled in a social studies class are required to complete a written assignment. Assessment of the required reading texts for all students in English courses will occur during the second week of the school year regardless of the semester in which the student is enrolled in the associated course. For the social studies courses, students will need to complete a written assignment and bring a print copy to school with them during the first week of school and return it to the library. There is also an additional reading requirement for incoming 9th Graders; these students will need to read The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey in addition to the assignments for English and social studies. Please be reminded these assignments must be completed before school starts on August 29, 2016.
Hyperlinks to the social studies assignments can be found here (on each grade level page) and on the high school website. Students are not granted editing access and can either print the packet and hand write their response or, if they prefer to edit the documents, should follow these instructions, instead: (1) Open the document (2) Select File (upper left) (3) Select Make a Copy (4) Now the student will be able to fill out the form and save their individual work. Remember to print a copy to bring to school.
Research has shown students’ reading abilities will decrease with extended time away from reading. This program has helped maintain and increase students’ literacy skills while providing for classroom discussion around the content of the texts.
Have fun with summer reading! We hope we have selected books which students find enjoyable!!!!